Hazard Perception Test.
Click on ‘Practice Hazard Perception Test " to launch videos to open the video player in a separate window.
Read the instructional text at the top of each video and click on the ‘Play’ icon to begin.
For each scenario, you can choose to act by clicking your mouse when you think it’s safe. After you've clicked, feedback is displayed on-screen to let you know if you’ve responded correctly.
The HPT pass only lasts for 12 months. This means that if you do not sit and pass your driving test within 12 months of passing your HPT you will be required to sit it again.
You must have current HPT pass to sit your Driving Test
Tip. Never book your Hazard test and your Drive test on the same day you will not be allowed to sit your driving test unless you have passed the Hazard test. You can do your Hazard test once you are 17 years and 11 months old.
About the Hazard Perception Test
Good hazard perception means being able to identify and respond to potential hazards in the safest way possible. The three parts of hazard perception are: see, think, do. As a driver, these are used together to develop better hazard perception skills.
See: using your eyes to scan the road ahead and spot any hazards
Think: thinking about what you need to do ahead of time to respond safely
Do: acting in response to the hazard you see, for example, slowing down or creating more space
Is the hazard perception test the same as the driving test?
No, the driving test focuses on your car handling skills and your ability to demonstrate safe driving on the road, whereas the hazard perception test is computer-based, and assesses how you would react to hazards such as other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. Tests are taken at a VicRoads Customer Service Centre.
How to improve your hazard perception skills
Hazard perception skills take a long time to develop, so new drivers are more at risk of crashing in their first 12 months of driving.
You get better at hazard perception by:
Scanning for hazards in front of and around you.
Keeping a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front.
Driving at a safe speed for the environment you’re in.
Sharing the road safely with others.
Giving yourself enough time to slow down.
Using the ‘three-second rule.’
Looking out for changing road conditions or road works.
Minimising distractions such as loud music, lots of conversation and the radio.